10 people die after car crash in south-west Mexico

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Ten people died and two were injured in a car crash and fire on the south-western Mexican coast near the tourist hot spot of Acapulco, the nation's civil protection agency said on Saturday (Dec 30).

In the accident late on Friday, two cars and a motorcycle collided on the highway between Acapulco and beach city Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerrero, the civil protection communications centre said.

The centre said it did not know whether there were any foreigners among the victims.

The highway along the Pacific Coast is typically busier than usual at year-end, when tourists flock to beaches for vacations.

Last week, a dozen tourists - including US, Brazilian, Canadian and Swedish citizens - were killed when their bus crashed and flipped over on a highway in the Yucatan peninsula state of Quintana Roo, where many popular tourist sites are located.